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coming up, new details on a late night shooting. a store cclark stands up to a would-be robber. >> this really is trading monday for lives. >> more mixed messages about mammograms. some doctors say they are not going to follow the new guidelines. how will not affect your insurance coverage? >> band, the "dancing with the stars" fials are set. we will tell you who is in and who is out. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good morning, washington.
6:00 on this wednesday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's start while with brian. >> it is crisp out here this morning. maybe some sunshine early this morning. we're in the upper 30's. as the day wears on, we will see clouds continue to wear in. upper 50's again. 45 in jessup. your forecast, we're in the mid and upper 50's with increasing clouds. maybe an isolated sprinkle later. have the umbrella standing by. >> slow travel leaving potomac mills. there is a southbound car wreck at the occoquan. this is traffic across the 14th
street bridge. on the other side, a tractor- trailer is stopped after the exit for the third street tunnel. it is blocking the right lane. now ck to alison and doug. >> thank you. a late night shooting at least it would be proper dead. >> another is on a run. this happened at a fort washington convenience store at about 9:30 last night. matt brock has more. >> police are calling the store clerk a hero. this happen don livingston road. this store has been robbed a number of time. -- this happens on livingston road. the store owner said he has had enough. just after 9:00 p.m. last night, two robbers held the shop owner at gunpoint. >> the store owner was able to wrestle a handgun that was
produced by one of the suspects away from him and he was able to shoot, fatally shoot one of the suspects. >> this woman said her boss was very brave. >> he took the gun and then he shot the guy. >> but she would react differently. >> it is ok. >> second suspect biscay. >> it is very dangerous. >> police say the description is very limited. the escaped rubber is about 6 foot 1 inch and he was wearing all black. -- the escaped robber is about 6 foot 1 inch and he was wearing all black. the store owner actually cut the lights in the store so thathe second suspect could not find him or a second customer who was also in the store at the time.
police will be checking the surveillance camera system to make sure it was working at the time. hopefully we will have a better description once they checked . matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. we are following a developing story in maryland where police are investigating a suspicious death. a female driver spotted body of a man in the road to after midnight. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. an autopsy will be done in baltimore to determine the cause of death. a man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting that killed a boy in d.c.. police say josue pena tried to rob the family. they fled into their apartment. a single shot killed young oscar fuentes. police found the gun at pen a's uncles' home.
>> i told him he was just an innocent boy. >> pena denies trying to rob anyone and he said the gun went off accidentally. residents said pena was able to get into the building because the front door was broken. he is the first u.s. inmate to die by electrocution in more than a year. larry bill elliott was executed last night. he was convicted of killing a couple back in 2001. prosecutors said he did it to win the love of a former stripper. she was involved in a bitter custody suit in a murder that elliott wound up killing. president obama will meet with the president of south korea later today. it will talk about north korea's nuclear program.
he wrapped up a trip to beijing with some sightseeing at the great wall of china. support for the afghanistan war is slipping. a new poll found 52% of americans feel the war is not worth the cost. 44% see it as a worth fighting. 55% saw are confident the president will choose a strategy that will ultimately work. breaking news. the european union said pirates have now attacked the u.s. flag maersk alabama up for the second time in five months. pirate attack it off the coast of somalia earlier this year, taking the captain hostage. he was rescued by navy seals. we will have more details as they become available. the pentagon is preparing to launch its own investigation
into the fort hood shooting rampage. it will look at how all military service members are showing signs of trouble. nidal hasan is acced of killing and injuring many people. vincent gray is the target of an ethics probe. he used council stationery to solicit a 20,000 zero contribution for comcast. he was trying to raise money to help pay for democratic par activities. d.c. law imposes a $5,000 limit on such contributions. he said he did not view the letter as a political solicitation. 7 is on your side with the safest cars on the road. 19 cars were picked as the top safety picks. fort leads the pack.
subaru and volkswagen had five cars each. -- ford leads the pack. another star had to leave the dancing for last night. she did this despite a second place finish on monday night. she said she had an amazing experience, and her departure now leads a three-way battle between donny osmond, kelly osbourne, and mya. we have 46 degrees. >> still ahead, a more mixed messages over mammograms. some doctors are defying the latest government guidelines. >> big developments for drivers in montgomery county. the county council takes a stand against steep icc tolls. >> it is not a bad morning.
hello. my name is cynthia. we are the reduce city rockettes. we will be performing at the verizon center. good morning, washington. 6:11, 46 degrees right now. i have been noticing the clouds beginning to push in. i could see stars earlier. that is what we will see today, increasing clouds. we do. gra skies -- g we -- gray
skies. we will have the chance for showers -- we do anticipate gray skies. these guys have been clear all night. martinsburg, 41. upper marlboro, 43. here is the forecast. increasing clouds, becoming gray outsid most of the sunshine will be limited to the early morning. we could see showers by the time is all said and done. it could affect the rush hour. >> we will plan accordingly. we will move up to newschopper 7 looking a 95 traffic cop, all of those headlights trying to get out of dale city. as far as traffic on the other side of town, the volume down to the truck scales on 270, so far
so good. it is less than a 20-minute ride on route 5 lead in the pontiac dealer. we are open to southeast washington. a pretty good run on the beltway at university boulevard. now we go to the news desk. >> thank you. the montgomery county council is out with new recommendations to improve transportation in the county. they said tolls for the intercounty connector should be lower than what the state has proposed and that this should be phased in gradually and that frequent users should get discounts. the want to expand 270 with reverse two a ball page of the toll lanes. 46 degrees. >> airline rates are soaring sky high for peak travel days. we will tell you what is behind the latest boost.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. in our top stories, and maryland store owner shot and killed in would-be robber. police said two men tried to hold up a store at 9:30 last night. the owner managed to wrestled the gun and shot him. the robber died at the scene. >> the number of soldiers suicides will likely be higher than last year, but they are making progress on the problem.
140 active-duty soldiers and national guard soldiers have taken their own wives. those numbers have tapered off in recent months. >> the astronauts will do one last check for any signs of damage before docking later today. they will deliver 15 tons of parts to the space station. new recommendations ncerning mammograms have many women concerned and worried. most women do not need mammograms in their 40's and should get one every two years starting at age 50. it is a break with the american cancer society's longstanding position. some are worried that health insurance will use this as an excuse to delay or deny coverage. >> this is a cost-cutting, not a cost-savings measure.
it is trading money for lives. >> women should not worry about the coverage. insurers are not likely to change their rules based on these new recommendations. 6:16 on this wednesday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we begin with lisa baden. >> i am hoping you will cnge your plans based on what i will show you. 95 -- it southbound accident at the occoquan is gone. northbound delays after potomac mills. there's not as much to watch. if you leave within the next five or 10 minutes and hop on to the hov, the prince william parkway will be particularly heavy. lanes are open 95 northbound. unusual delays into lorton. we will take you upstream in
this camera. there is a delight from newington to the beltway. >> a great shot of the sky as the sun is coming up. you can see those high clouds up there. we will call it becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon. a range of temperatures from the 30's in martinsburg, 39. 40 in leesburg. 46 in gaithersburg. fredericksburg, 46. we do have a system in the middle part of the country. it is spinning eastward and will send some energy our way. we have everything going there and clouds should be building in the next few da. maybe a couple of spotty sprinkles or showers. you see some green popping up. this system will quickly exit the area. by friday, we will seek clearing
and a good-looking saturday. an isolated shower of this afternoon. temperatures in the mid and upper mid 50's. 56 is the average for this time of year. a spotty showers is possible. some showers tomorrow with temperatures near 60. we do warm-up. 60 and sunday for saturday. clouds roll back in on sunday night. >> thank you. getting ready to dig deeper before your holiday travel. airlines are raising surcharged levels. >> jeremy hubbard has more. >> good morning. we have new initiatives to help small businesses. the treasury department is looking to increase access to small business. goldmansachs is teaming up but warren buffett to invest $500
million to help thousands of small businesses. the bank will offer them management education and access to money. the crackdown on tax evasions has been a big success. more than 14,700 americans applied for amnesty and agreed to pay back taxes. that will generate billions of dollars in new income. airlines are raising prices. u.s. airways is getting a 5% surcharge. if the will protect it against fuel or other costs increase. delta and united are bumping the surcharge on busy days to $30 from $20. the 2010 fusion has been named the car of the year. the car offers good performance, comfort, and fuel efficiency. ford did not file for
bankruptcy and had profits of almost $1 billion last quarter. nestle might not have enoh pumpkins for your thanksgiving pies. they say 85% of the market and said pis or short. they blamed heavy rains. say it isn't so. what you need to know about gift cards to get the best value. that is ahead if your local news. and that is your "money scope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. 6:20, 47 degrees. >> expanding the fight against swine flu. more help could be on the way. >> a battle could be brewing over marriage in california. we're talking about traditional man and woman marriage. i will have the details. >> later on "oprah," it is the cast of the new movie "nine."
>> 56 years. >> he keeps a copy of the constitution in his pocket. philip stewart is here at the live desk on the president's's vow. >> hello. for the third time in about a week, there has been another crash involving part of joe biden's security detail. this happened last night as joe biden was heading to a taping to"the daily show -- for a taping of "the daily show." in maryland pedestrian was hit and killed last week. there was also an incident in new mexico. the state department is defending president obama's bow to the emperor. this was after some -- dick cheney is among the critics. he said there is no reason for an american president to bow to
anyone. our enemies see it as a sign of weakness. the state department said it was is simple show of respect. in california, the backer of an initiative that would ban the forces got the green light to start collecting signatures. it could wind up on the ballot next year if enough voters sign in favor of it by march. the man in favor of the divorce ban -- this is the next logical step in protecting marriage. here is your odd one. a lot in paris still stands banning women from wearing trousers. it went into effect in 1800 by a paris police chief and it has withstood attempts over the years to repeal it.
in 2003, the french president decided not to act on the change. technically, the law makes paris less progressive than sudan. >> but they do not in force did. >> obviously not. >> we have some weird loss in this country like you're not allowed to tie your horse up downtown. >> i just broke that last week. >> the fashion capital of the world. all right, thank you. 6:26. >> still to come, we follow a developing story in maryland where police have found a body but the side of the road. >> federal health officials say there will be enough vaccine for everyone, but when? i will have more on the scrutiny over the swine flu vaccine. >> outside we're looking at some
latest. there is a bit of a chill in the air. >> today will be similar to yesterday. ven with the clouds coming in, we're shooting for 60 for most of the week. not too bad. let's look outside. sun is coming up at 6:54 this morning. we will become mostly cloudy this afternoon. 42 in lincoln. 47 down in helen. chilly temperatures this morning, upper 50's this afternoon. lisa baden is always looking dapper there. >> are you nice? we just love him. i know what you're thinking, posh spice. northbound 95 will get better now that the crash is gone. 66 began with a crash and it is gone. 395 northbound at the 14th
street bridge, we're just zipping along. i am wrapping up a lot of loose ends for you. we will go back to the news desk. >> thank you. we are following breaking news off the coast of kenya. pirates have attacked the maersk alabama for the second time in seven months. this time, the ship was not overtaken. pirates attacked the same ship off the coast of somalia earlier this year, taking the captain hostage. he was rescued by navy seals. we have new developments in the fight against the swine flu. a fifth vaccine has been approved. it is a big step to getting supply in line with demand. courtney robinson is live in college park with more on the news. the fda approval comes at a time when health officia are trying to ease this.
there are 7.5 million doses of the vaccine schedule to be here next month. many are not holding their breath. in an effort to vaccinate tens of millions of americans, the swine flu vaccine can not hit clinics fast enough. >> the vaccine is an excellent match with the virus that is still circulating. >> lawmakers are grilling vaccine manufacturers on distribution. less than half of the 120 million doses health officials said will be available by now have been delivered. >> i think we let expectations of availability to be higher than they have been. i think that can lead to frustration. >> federal health officials say 4000 americans are dead from the virus or flu complications. 40,000 more are hospitalized.
>> it was like you would do almost anything for your kid. we're making sure they are protected. >> there are some areas in the country that have more of the vaccine available. others have less available. in our area, people are trying to get the h1n1 swine flu vaccine. here at the university of maryland, but will be at a clinic later today from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for faculty and staff. >> thank you. we have a developing story out of maryland where police are looking for clues in a suspicious death. a female driver spotted the body of a man just after midnight. he was pronounced dead. the body will be taken to the medical examiner's office in baltimore to determine how he died. there was an attempted
robbery at a convenience store. police separate two men tried to hold up the food zone convenience store. the police -- a second robber managed to escape. the man accused in the shooting that killed a boy is in a jail without bond. josue pena has been charged with first-degree murder. oscar fuentes was hit by a single bullet saturday night. police say pen shawa up through the door after trying t-- police say pena shot through the door after trying to rob the family. the board says the bill would violate a city human rights law. the council is expected to approve gay marriage next month. it wanted voters to be able to weigh in. one group plans to appeal this
ruling in d.c. superior court. the district would not appeal in a case involving police checkpoints. they were put in place in trinidad neighborhood after some violent crime. a court ruled those checkpoints were unconstitutional. cathy lanier has now cancelled an order authorizing the program saying it is no longer needed. senate democrats may finally unveil their health care bill today. they're waiting on a final cost estimate. it is said to include a voluntary lawn care insurance program designed to help the elderly and disabled stay in their home. the house is expected to vote on a bill tomorrow. airplanes are turning into a flying billboards the state. linda bell has more on that.
good morning. >> is getting harder to avoid advertising even when you fly. airtran is installing advertisements on the back of trays. passengers are required to keep their tray tables in their upright and locked positions at the beginning and ending of flights. airtran is hoping it will bring in millions of dollars in revenue. mother nature network is the first partner. parker wants to expand in cities. that could be open -- target wants to expand in cities. target is considering opening smaller stores to reach customers in denser urban areas. target is testing one of the stores in brooklyn and it does have a store on 14th street. stock index futures are indicating a higher open. there will be data on october
consumer prices and housing starts. we are seeing a big action on gold this morning. more than $1,148 an ounce. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. doug and alison, back to you. >> thank you. 6:37, 46 degrees. >> the father of the man who encouraged mya to follow her dream. correct the list of the safest cars is out. correct the list of the safest cars is out. >> we will have a check
wednesday morning, sixf 40 a.m. combat. i wanted to show you this summer as. -- 6:40 a.m. we're anticipating an increase cloud cover. grayer skies later today. 46 right now. let's look a. skycam from mount airy. 43 degrees right now up and mount airy and relative humidity of 90%. we do have a chance of rain in the forecast. it will be west of the metro area. off and on throughout today, abut half an inch.
highs near 60 degrees. we will break out into a lot of sunshine on friday and saturday. it could be a damp p commute tomorrow. >> ok. we will keep an eye on that. along 270, we have a slow world to get down to the truck scales. as you see at 109. taking over to newschopper 7. 66 traffic, and delays from manassas and off and on from centreville to begin a. after falls church, a crash at washington boulevard at 66. it is now gone. a bicyclist may have been struck in southeast at alabama avenue. ddot is on their way. >> thank you. 6:42 is your time on it wednesday morning, with 47 degrees. >> a check of the safest rides
stories. >> we begin with the search for a robbery suspect in maryland. police say two men tried to rob the food zone convenience mart, but the owner wrestled the gun from one of the men and shot him. he died at the scene. >> more swine flu vaccine is on the way. a new vaccine has been approved to help ease the nationwide shortage. 7.5 million doses have been ordered and should be delivered next month. >> president obama said the relationship with china it is deepening. the nation's are banding together to deal with climate and security issues. he spoke to reporters in beijing this morning before meeting with the chinese premier. >> the pentagon is preparing to launch its own investigation into the fort hood shooting rampage. they will look into the availability of mental health
services for troubled troops. >> the space shuttle atlantis will hook up with the space station today. atlantis is delivering nearly 15 tons of spare parts to the space station. the latest crash safety tests are now out. how is your car stack up? pamela brown has more. >> there is a dose of good news for american automakers. a few cars that made the list last year came up short this year. it has been a tough year for american automakers but not when it came to safety. ford and volvo are considered top safety picks. to protect against crashes, the institute says ford is your best bet, they won six awards. >> chrysler has four awards.
>> honda and gm and the mercedes c-class also did well. missing from the list is bmw and toyota. toyota had 11 honors last year and none of this year. >> it is a bit of a surprise. >> the cars on the list pass a rigorous crash protection list. >> more than 9000 people die each year in motor vehicle crashes when the vehicle rolls over. >> 19 passenger cars and eight sports utility vehicles made the list. there were stricter testing standards this year. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> thank you. 6:48. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> we start with a pretty morning.
>> we have some sunshine this morning. you can see those clouds starting to stream on in. they will thicken up as the afternoon wears on. it will be mostly cloudy as the afternoon progresses. we have 40's downtown. leesburg, 40. carns burke, 42. let's get over to the map. let's look at the storm scan. it is spinning through the midsection, throwing some moisture into ohio and even western carolinas. let's show you the maps. inhe midsection, high pressure in the north and east. high clouds are building in. it will be a cloudy day with some spotty moisture and a couple of showers, but maybe half an inch of rain.
this system should move across the. fast enough so that by friday we get eventual clearing. the last couple of weekends we started went and finished dry. we will do it in reverse, start off with sunny and mild conditions and look for clouds to roland by sunday afternoon. today, becoming sunnier -- becoming cloudier. it will be a cool day compared to early in the week. 55 to 59. not too gusty. some spotty showers tonight. 46 to 52. tomorrow, a gray day. despite the fact we're looking for some showers, it will still be mild, highs about 60 degrees. as the system moves out, the wind will drive us out. by friday, becoming partly
sunny. we will roll into the first half of the week with sunshine and very pleasant conditions. clouds will move in on sunday and then off and on showers on monday. temperatures will drop to the 50's by the beginning of next week. let's check out the commute. >> not a good start heading to fredricksburg with an accident. it is 95 north but before the exit for quantico marine base. it is done a number of traffic even though it is on the shoulder. next delay from potomac mills to head up to springfield. this is the example of the pace from newington up to the pentagon. this is the outer loop from georgia avenue. pretty slow. this is traffic over point -- i am not sure where he is. i think he is at route 7 because there was an accident on route 7
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at holland meadows elementary in alexandria to kickoff a healthy schools challenge. >> there will be a hearing on d.c. autonomy today to discuss whether the district should write its own budget. >> aaa will release the annual holiday forecast for travelers. airlines are predicting a drop for a thanksgiving. railroads are expecting an increase in ridership. it is down to earth three dancers. >> only one of them has local ties. we're m mya. -- we are m are mya. she -- we are talking about mya. her father said she has what it takes to win. >> anything can happen. she has done well in the judge's eyes. i need everyone to vote 344 for
mya. >> the maryland girl has what it takes to bring home the trophy. >> you can catch her final performance on monday night and we will find out o will take home the coveted trophy on tuesday at 9:00 p.m. >> doing great. i bet every father thinks his daughter is going to win. let's check in with lisa baden. >> a crash on the suitland parkway inbound. a second crash before alabama avenue. there are close together on the suitland parkway. let's take you to the approach to the potomac river, first of all on the 14th street camera. -- traffic on the beltway at the american legion bridge is moving along nicely. brian van de graaff. >> bill little breezy this morning. we do have some sunshine.
-- a little breeze the this morning. it will increase our cloud cover and bring us some sprinkles. a better chance for sprinkles tomorrow. we do have moisture moving in. look at the seven-day forecast. as quickly as it moves in, it will move on out. near 60 on friday with partly sunny skies. 60 on saturday, as well. a good start for the weekend. clouds will move been for the second half. >> ok. thank you.